In the United Kingdom, a group of MPs have released a new interim report that states a number of proposals aimed at curtailing the online casino sector in the country. The report has outlined many recommendations including the MPs calling for the introduction of a limit on max stakes in online casino games.
If the proposal is accepted then this would mean that the online casino games will be subject to the same £2 ($2.58) max stake that is now in place for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in the UK. The group says that if they are not acceptable in land-based venues they should not be allowed online.
Also visit: https://wisegambler.com/en/new-online-casino
The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) has compiled this report and were led by Carolyn Harris (Labour), Iain Duncan Smith (Conservatives), and Ronnie Cowan (SNP). The report is wide ranged and is compiled as a result of an inquiry into these issues that took place over the past six months. After which the APPG approached industry operators about what level of gambling is affordable. The group did not receive an adequate response to their queries.
Carolyn Harris has also spoken about the UK Gambling Commission. She said that it is not suitable in its current form to tackle issues in a digital age. She says it needs to “urgently improve its standards in the area of online gambling” thus calling for the UKGC to be given wider-reaching powers.
The UKGC have shared their disappointment over the release of the report without giving them a valid chance to submit evidences. They have disputed many of the claims stated in the report.